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Rubio-Jimenez, Ana Luisa; Kershner, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Young people with intellectual disability experience important transitions as they move towards independent adult living. Transition is supported by self-determination, comprising volition (making conscious choices) and agency (acting with intention). Dialogic interactions that legitimise students' voices potentially promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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Reilly, Deirdre Emer; Raymond, Kathryn; O'Donnell, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Academic research and reports from healthcare professionals tell us people with learning disabilities are not routinely supported to learn about end-of-life issues or make plans for the end of their lives. Materials: Questionnaires were used to check how much people knew. Accessible symbols were used to help people understand…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Death, Self Determination, Access to Information
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Conder, Jennifer Ann; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit Frances – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), disability policy is directed at increasing choices for disabled people. However, funding to individuals remains insufficient to address wider social inequities that exist. While people with learning disability enjoy the freedom of living independently, they can be at risk of poor health outcomes and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Money Management
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Cudré-Mauroux, Annick; Piérart, Geneviève; Vaucher, Carla – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intervention to increase self-determination of people with learning disabilities is a major issue for social care practices. This study examines relational needs of people with learning disabilities regarding self-determination in the context of the relationships they share with social care professionals. Method: We held focus group…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Goal Orientation
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Witsø, Aud Elisabeth; Kittelsaa, Anna M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Living active adult lives is both a value and a right, but the right to do so is associated with restrictions among adults with learning disabilities. This research aimed to capture professionals' understanding and perception of active adult living for people with learning disabilities living in clustered housing in a Norwegian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Life Style